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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,738
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: Old car pic ID / quiz

Booze was what took her so I'm well aware and solumnly appreciate your advice. I'm over the personal loss...moved 4 times in the past 4 months and just trying to focus on a resolution before my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,738
Posted By Craig Lewis
Old car pic ID / quiz

Hi fellas. Some of you may remember my name.
I haven't posted for over a year as my marriage went sideways.
In a nutshell we lasted 31 yrs with the good being great and the bad no so much.
I'm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,063
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: Barn down

I read Fordbarn every day.
...in fact life would be kinda lonely without it so I'm in...:)thanks Ryan:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,118
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: Crematory insulation for floorboards

I do windshield repairs for a local funeral services company.
Very likable people.

One of the head guys told me ...
"some folks don't like us, but we'll be the last to let you down"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,573
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: How to get "cadmium" finish on bolts etc??

I'm pleased with the Caswell copycad system. The instruction book takes you through every step and you'll discover variations in finish as you experiment with different metal preperation, current &...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,514
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: Old gas stains on glass, how to remove.

I always reach for cut polish or rubbing compound when I have stains on glass (the same stuff for polishing up old dull auto paint)
Works fast to remove hard water deposits (water rings) from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,005
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: Ditzler REDUCER Question

Is this the label? That's good old fashioned enamel.
Buy some Enamel Reducer for industrial or farm enamel and you'll be spot on.
(Not Acrylic enamel reducer or urethane reducer...you want Enamel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,316
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: What have you made with your Model A parts

Grinder stand. Solid as a rock.
......all worn out parts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,474
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: Brass Carb Plugs

Loctite is good. Be extra careful with the uppermost plug (over the idle screw) as the thin casing is super easy to crack.
The plugs in some kits are incorrect sized but it's easy to make them with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,207
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: The Latest in Lighting

I'm one that doesn't like LED clear lights. I bought a cordless Snap/on trouble light which features probably a few dozen LEDs on a circuit board...nice bright light but for some strange reason it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,640
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: Rodding Rad from Top or Bottom

#1 I rodded mine from the bottom. There was quite a buildup of pebbles, rust chunks, wood, grease & feathers...yes feathers.
Even though two radiator shops said it had excellent flow....I think it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: slant window windshield won't close all the way

Did you have the glass replaced?
If so...make sure the arc matches the filler strip.
In the event it's only rubbing at the centre that means they either changed the arc when pounding in the glass...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,417
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: I need quick help Please, Factory glass dimensions

The original NAGS (referred to by skip) only lists the block size for slant window cars.
Unfortunately block size is for cutting and billing info where it lists a square cornered piece required to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,835
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: Refueling

Have you tested that mod with a match?...just to make sure it's "safe" :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,674
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: What Tool Is This?

Looks like a universal bung wrench for steel drums.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,096
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: 31 coupe door glass

The service bulletin chart does indead have an error in the first picture.
The first two lines under that first picture should be crossed out in everyones book right now. Picture #6 is closer to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,318
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: Where is Bill?

...I miss Marco
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,405
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: What makes a Grown Man Cry?

Paintless dent repair is almost an art form. Ask around some of the higher end car lots, these guys use paintless dent repair a lot and should know who's good.
You'll be amazed what a true expert...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,542
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: Martin Perry or Simular Windshield Frame

Wow Ben that looks like just way too much fun.
So simple....just a beautiful looking machine!

I'd like to see the before pictures :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,168
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: Accelerator Pedal Pad Lock Washer

Interesting thread.
For the record that book does contain errors.
I've got in the habit to pencil in notes beside stuff if I'm positive it ain't correct.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,696
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: True 40s. Hot rod

She looks like something from the rugby team.
One crushed hood & a well lubed hinge :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,771
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: Model A Door Bottom Rusting

I agree LPS rust inhibitor is great for the job.
Be aware LPS makes a few other spray products, so get the right one.
I still like Rustcheck as stated.
Use some common sense before dumping...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,263
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: I'm sorry, marco

Gee thanks Bill...I have patiently read this forum for many months hoping that Marco would return and share his vast knowledge. I can't believe I missed his opening post...now it's deleted and we...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,771
Posted By Craig Lewis
Re: Model A Door Bottom Rusting

There's a variety of both petroleum & wax based sprays available which do the job well.
These products penetrate into the seams after application and block moisture from the bare metal...thereby...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
Posted By Craig Lewis
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